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Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G | Image: Makita Netherlands

Makita Just Dropped a Cordless Microwave for Jobsites


Tired of eating cold leftovers or soggy sandwiches on the job site? Well, Makita has just unveiled its first-ever cordless microwave, and it’s about to change your lunch game forever. Details are limited, but they sure look delicious. The Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G is powered by the brand’s XGT 40V Max 8Ah batteries, and it’s perfect for reheating your meals on the go. You can enjoy your two-minute noodles or last night’s leftovers for up to an hour and 24 minutes – no more cold lunches!

Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G | Image: Makita Netherlands
Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G | Image: Makita Netherlands

This bad boy has an 8L capacity and can reheat about 11 refrigerated lunches or 20 drinks (each 200 mL). Plus, it’s easy to use with two power options of 500W or 350W and a start button/dial to adjust reheating times. The battery indicator also displays the time and power selection so that you can keep track of your meal prep whenever using the appliance.

Sure, it’s not exactly light, weighing 8.8 kg without batteries, but Makita has added a carry handle to the top of the microwave and a detachable carrying strap to make it easier to move around the job site. And with a USB-A charger outlet capable of outputting 2.4A at 5V, you can charge your devices while enjoying your warm meal.

Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G | Image: Makita Netherlands
Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G | Image: Makita Netherlands

The Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G is a brilliant Jobsite innovation that every tradie should have. It’s designed to be used in combination with Makita coolers, radios, coffee machines, and kettles, making it the perfect addition to your lunchroom setup.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to cook an entire meal in transit as the appliance is deactivated whenever the door is opened, but it’s perfect for reheating your meals. And with a tilt sensor that shuts down the unit when it’s moved around, you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged on the job.

This cordless microwave will be available in Japan, costing 71,500 yen (about AUD$806). But don’t worry, Makita NZ is already hyping its release, so it might be arriving down under sooner than you think. Say goodbye to cold lunches and hello to the Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G – your new lunchtime hero!

Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G | Image: Makita Netherlands
Makita 40V Cordless Microwave MW001G | Image: Makita Netherlands